Have You Suffered A Slip-And-Fall Injury? Don't Worry, Help Is Available.

Every year, countless individuals find themselves rushing to emergency rooms after suffering injuries in slip-and-fall accidents. What is particularly troubling is that many of these slip-and-fall injuries could easily have been prevented had property owners simply kept their properties in a safe condition. In fact, many slip and falls occur solely because property owners ― including business owners and landlords ― fail to maintain their buildings to acceptable standards.

However, if a property owner's irresponsibility has led to your own slip-and-fall injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. This is one reason why it is best to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

Whether you have been injured while shopping in a store, walking in your apartment building or simply strolling down the sidewalk, the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C., can explain your legal rights and options. Attorney Brian C. McCarthy can help gather all evidence that may be relevant to your personal injury claim, including maintenance/inspection records, witness statements, police reports and any medical records.

Don't go it alone ― contact the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C., for experienced, one-on-one legal guidance. Call 404-692-7577 or reach out online today and schedule your FREE initial consultation. He serves clients throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

Who Is Responsible If I Suffer A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

Under Georgia law, every property owner has a duty to ensure that his or her property is free from all hazards and/or that visitors are warned about risks and dangers that aren't properly repaired. This applies to stores, businesses, landlords and even homeowners in certain situations.

If property owners fail to keep their properties safe, they may be legally responsible for any resulting injuries under a legal concept known as premises liability. Common examples include slip-and-fall accidents caused by:

  • Uneven flooring surfaces
  • Debris in walkways, including spilled products
  • Slippery floors
  • Sudden changes in flooring surface
  • Cracks in tiles or sidewalks
  • Broken stairs and/or railings
  • Narrow or uneven stair treads

It is important to point out, however, that a property owner's duty may vary depending on the circumstances. For instance, stores owe a significant duty to their customers, and therefore must inspect their premises regularly for signs of danger. Conversely, homeowners who invite casual friends over aren't expected to inspect their property all the time, but do need to either fix dangerous conditions they should be aware of or warn guests about them.

In any case, you need to contact the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C., if you believe you may be entitled to damages following a slip-and-fall accident.